The Importance of Work. Why is Work Important to Me?. What is Work?. Work – an activity done to produce or accomplish something People work to gain something School → do homework, read books, study → pass tests. A Job or Career?. Job – work done, usually to earn money
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Why is Work Important to Me?
Career Ladder for Long-Term Health Care
* Many people judge their success in terms of satisfaction rather than income
Linking chosen area
School to WorkSix Career Fields
16 Career Clusters chosen area
Louisiana Career Model
A key step in studying careers is recognizing your chosen areainterests, talents, and abilities
Reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, science and basic computers
Thinking creatively, visualizing ideas, making decisions, thinking critically
Positive attitude, self-esteem, sociability, flexibility, integrity, responsibility, leadership, & team focus
Transferable Skills chosen area
Transferable skills- Skills in one career that can be used in another.
Few jobs last forever but allow you to build skills that you can carry with you.
Usually academic skills & thinking skills are transferable
In your lifetime, you will have many different jobs.
A jobmay or may not be related to your career.
A career requires that you learn more difficult jobs related to a chosen field.
A career can be compared to a ladder.
Each step is a progression toward a career objective.
Work is important for several reasons.
It allows you to earn an income so you can buy things you need and want.
It influences how you see yourself and how others see you.
Workalso affects where you live, when you work, what you do, and whom you meet.
Work provides a sense of purpose and direction for life.
One of the most important reasons for working is to gain satisfaction. Satisfaction from work comes in many different forms.
The work satisfaction you seek may be different from the satisfaction others seek.
Work is needed to keep the country’s economy strong.
Every person who earns money and spends it, plays a role in keeping the economy healthy.
Workers who do their best on the job help make their employers successful. This makes the economy stronger.
Successful workers have the knowledge and skills their careers demand.
They study career options and follow programs of study that match their choices.
They develop the academic and thinking skills and personal qualities that employers seek.
They link the demands of their future career to their schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and community involvement